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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6938–6944

1.6 W continuous-wave Raman laser using low-loss synthetic diamond

Walter Lubeigt, Vasili G. Savitski, Gerald M. Bonner, Sarah L. Geoghegan, Ian Friel, Jennifer E. Hastie, Martin D. Dawson, David Burns, and Alan J. Kemp  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6938-6944 (2011)

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Low-birefringence (Δn<2x10−6), low-loss (absorption coefficient <0.006cm−1 at 1064nm), single-crystal, synthetic diamond has been exploited in a CW Raman laser. The diamond Raman laser was intracavity pumped within a Nd:YVO4 laser. At the Raman laser wavelength of 1240nm, CW output powers of 1.6W and a slope efficiency with respect to the absorbed diode-laser pump power (at 808nm) of ~18% were measured. In quasi-CW operation, maximum on-time output powers of 2.8W (slope efficiency ~24%) were observed, resulting in an absorbed diode-laser pump power to the Raman laser output power conversion efficiency of 13%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 13, 2011
Published: March 25, 2011

Walter Lubeigt, Vasili G. Savitski, Gerald M. Bonner, Sarah L. Geoghegan, Ian Friel, Jennifer E. Hastie, Martin D. Dawson, David Burns, and Alan J. Kemp, "1.6 W continuous-wave Raman laser using low-loss synthetic diamond," Opt. Express 19, 6938-6944 (2011)

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